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MELTON TOWN NEWSLETTER

Alert message sent 15/02/2022 13:40:00

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A quick update on recent weeks on the Melton Town which as many will be aware including ongoing ASB issues involving the youth element including the spraying of Swastika’s on St Marys Church and the spate of shop thefts with the town during December and January.


The operation dealing with the youth is ongoing and as with all things we need and always welcome the support of the local people. All occurrence’s, no matter how small, need reporting via 101 or online at Leicester Police. Likewise, we have gladly accepted the invitation to attend a meeting with local interested parties to endeavour to address these issues and working together find long term solutions. It is in everyone’s best interest to work together and perhaps make this a roadmap going forward to achieve mutually shared aims.
In general, the town is slowly emerging from all the COVID regulations and everyone is looking forward to a more enjoyable year than last year. The town centre beat is looking forward to getting involved in the Queens Jubilee celebrations and welcoming tourists back to the rural capital of England.


Morning, this is a newsletter from the Melton Town Beat NR31 to keep you informed with what we have been doing and what has been affecting the town beat in February.

We have been concentrating patrols specifically targeted at our Beat Priorities which are:- ASB, Drug Dealing, shoplifting etc and also engaging with the community.

We have increased patrols focussing on McDonalds, Morrisons, The British Legion and the Cinema due to the ongoing anti-social behaviour from youths and general ASB in the town centre.

With the recent increase in shop thefts a specific operation was set up focusing all our available resources during the hours of darkness, with both mobile and foot patrols, marked and unmarked cars and plain clothed officers. This was to act both as a deterrent and endeavour to catch the bad guys red handed. This proved highly successful and several individuals were arrested being caught both in the act and as a result of forensic evidence and CCTV. The latter was invaluable and as a result of teamwork between both Police and local shops and business’s suspects were identified and are now behind bars.

As with all Operations it came to an end but on this occasion the op was renamed and reconfigured to deal with the youth issues the town has been suffering for some time but this had spiralled over recent months. Again, by channelling our resources numerous members of local ‘gangs’ were both targeted, identified and being dealt with as we go to print. It was during this Operation that St Mary’s Church was desecrated with Swastika’s and other graffiti which struck at the very heart of the community. It goes without saying that both Meltonian’s and your local Police were horrified and appalled at this act and it struck a shared nerve. Within four days however and thanks largely to the Grapes Public House CCTV, who were also targeted with graffiti damage, we were able to identify the culprits for the Church, Grapes and Town War Memorial damage and these have been and are being dealt with robustly. The Beat team has also been in talks with various Council Members, Councillors and the MP in order to address the ongoing ASB in our town.


The operation dealing with the youth is ongoing and as with all things we need and always welcome the support of the local people. All occurrence’s, no matter how small, need reporting via 101 or online at Leicester Police. Likewise, we have gladly accepted the invitation to attend a meeting with local interested parties to endeavour to address these issues and working together find long term solutions. It is in everyone’s best interest to work together and perhaps make this a roadmap going forward to achieve mutually shared aims.

We had a successful Beat surgery and public engagement that was held at the Melton Town Library on Friday 4th February. Local issues were discussed and neighbourhood link sign ups were completed. Many thanks to those who signed for the free messaging service and engaged in making their concerns heard and also to the staff at the library that made us welcome. Hopefully this will now be a regular occurrence.

We also had the pleasure of meeting the youth leaders at the Melton Youth club based at the United Reform Church on Wednesday 09/02/2022 who introduced her to the facilities on offer to the young people of Melton. It showed that there are safe and enjoyable places for them to meet up that are supervised by friendly professionals. This week they celebrated the Chinese lunar year and created plenty of crafts as well as cooking fortune cookies.

Finally, a little piece of good news, as a result of working in partnership with the Hope Centre and neighbourhood beat officers, we have achieved a permanent home placement for one of our homeless persons which is a good result in helping one person within our community.

Thank you,

PC 299 Shane
PC 4248 Ross
PSCO 6131 Malc
PCSO 6643 Donna
PCSO 6039 Mo

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Maureen Quinn (Police, PCSO, NR)

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